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6-yr-old girl found injured on river bank

Tezpur, Aug. 11: Police arrested two persons after a six-year-old girl was found in an injured condition on the banks of the Sundiri river in Pub Chandmari in Upper Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

The little girl, who was missing since last night, was found lying near the river by some neighbours this morning. The girl with injury marks on her body and forehead was admitted to Lakhimpur civil hospital where doctors termed her condition to be critical.

According to the police, the girl’s mother, who works as a construction labourer, found her daughter missing after she returned home last night. She informed the police at Lakhimpur Sadar police station.

Lakhimpur superintendent of police Prasanta Bhuyan, talking to The Telegraph over phone, said two persons were arrested based on the mother’s suspicion that the girl was raped by two of her neighbours. Bhuyan, however, said they were waiting for the girl’s medical examination, who was still undergoing treatment in the hospital. “It is too early to comment and only the medical examination will reveal the truth,” he said.

Lakhimpur is about 215km from here and 395km from Guwahati.

R.N. Pegu, the joint director of health of Lakhimpur, said the girl’s medical examination found that the minor was injured seriously and had bled. “The medical report will be submitted after her condition becomes stable. Dr. Moromi Kalita, who conducted the medical examination, told us that when the girl was admitted to the hospital around 5.30am today she was under shock and was crying out not to be beaten up again,” Pegu said.

Molest slur

A woman patient in Lakhimpur civil hospital on Monday afternoon lodged a complaint against a laboratory worker of Regional Diagnostic Centre (RDC) alleging molestation during an X-Ray examination.

The accused is a grade IV employee of the hospital.

Lakhimpur superintendent of police Prasanta Bhuyan said the laboratory worker, Tutul Das, was arrested following the complaint lodged by the woman at Lakhimpur police station. Bhuyan said a case has been registered under Lakhimpur police station under Sections 376 and 511 IPC and an investigation was on.